On March 17 at Constellation in Chicago, Italian masters Andrea Centazzo and Giancarlo Schiaffini will join Volcano Radar and Tatsu Aoki for a night of improvi
Subsequent to their initial appearance together at Constellation, Volcano Radar (Elbio Barilari/Julia Miller) and Andrea Centazzo are thrilled to return; this time joined by legendary improvisor Giancarlo Schiaffini.
Presented with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute.
Julia Miller – guitar, electronics
Elbio Barilari – guitar, violin
Andrea Centazzo – drums, percussion
Tatsu Aoki – bass
Giancarlo Schiaffini – trombone
Interview with Volcano Radar Recap by: Leo Galbraith-Paul, Photos by Ying Dai We are here with Volcano Radar. The band is Julia Miller, Elbio Barilari, and joined today by Sam Bradshaw on …
Volcano Radar Duo, Elbio Barilari & Julia Miller with Andrea Centazzo.
elbio barilari’s essay describing his musical path – how he arrived where he arrived!
Como ocurre con tantos músicos uruguayos en el exterior, la exitosa trayectoria de Elbio Rodríguez Barilari tiene poca repercusión local. En 1998 se instaló en Chicago y sus composiciones se vienen tocando por diversas orquestas y conjuntos. En 2012 armó, junto a la estadounidense Julia Miller, el grupo Volcano Radar.
Two new releases from Pan y Rosas retrieve the classic sounds of analogue and early experimental electronics and put them to different, but musically substantial, uses. The aptly-titled Fluid Times…
composer, performer and writer elbio barilari was born in montevideo, uruguay. he studied in his own country as well as in brazil and germany, and moved to the us in 1998. barilari’s music has been performed by the chicago sinfonietta, orquesta filarmónica de montevideo, orquesta de la radio y televisión de españa, colorado symphony, grant park festival orchestra, chicago sinfonietta chamber ensemble, ravinia festival, civic orchestra of chicago, chicago children’s choir, lyric opera orchestra, chicago arts orchestra, and baroque band, among others. he is also a member of the experimental group, volcano radar.
pianist/composer/businessman andy cohn has dedicated over 20 years of his life to the development of the very unique world music store – andy’s music chicago. back in the 70’s and 80’s andy played with different rock bands. later he developed a strong interest in world music as well us experimental and creative music. for several years he has been hosting historical jam-sessions at his warehouse. for the last six years andy and elbio have been playing together in different contexts, such the diásporas project a work-in-progress that they are composing together.
fluid timescape came from one session of a long term project which began over six years ago at the mythical andy’s warehouse, a 4,000 square foot facility in which collector and pianist/composer andy cohn lodges his more than 3,000 instruments from all over the world. many of the most gifted jazz and world music players from chicago or visiting the city have sat in at those famous jam-sessions, mostly on fridays. in this case it was a duo session, with elbio playing a vintage jp-8000 roland synthesizer and andy playing a steinway piano, a yamaha cp-70m electric piano and roland juno-d syntheziser. the video was made by german dj tobías bassline, from munich.
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Volcano Radar was formed back in 2012 when Chicago-based guitarist, composer, eductor and poet Julia Miller found musical chemistry with a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Uruguay, Elbio Barilari. Two very outward thinking musicians who came together from decidedly different backgrounds to exploit some common ground in the playground of experimental, noisy electro-jazz. Refutation of Time (2013) was the first product